2011 NCAA Championships - Day Two

Belles Holding Onto Third at Midpoint of NCAA Championships

Results (pdf)

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The eighth-ranked Saint Mary's golf team continued to hold onto third place after the completion of the second of four rounds at the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships on Wednesday.

Rosie O'Connor watches her putt fall for par on the ninth hole.
Rosie O'Connor watches
her putt fall for par on the
ninth hole.
The Belles shot a 331 and now have a two-day score of 656. The 13-time defending national champions from Methodist put some ground between themselves and the rest of the field on Wednesday with a 318 (637) to continue to lead the pack. Gustavus Adolphus, meanwhile, is in second place by the narrowest of margins over Saint Mary's with a two-day score of 655. Methodist's Paige Caldwell took sole possession of first place for the battle for an individual national championship as she shot a 76 for a 153 two-day score.

Leading the way for the Belles was senior Rosie O'Connor, who cut ten strokes off of yesterday's score for a team-low 80. She had a pair of birdies on the back nine and nine pars in the round and move up to hold a share of 41st place individually.

Mary Kate Boyce and Marin Beagley both added rounds of 83 on Wednesday. Boyce, who is currently tied for tenth place individually, had birdies on both the par four 5th hole and the par five 14th. Beagley had a consistent round from start to finish for the Belles as she did not have worse than a bogey on any hole to go along with eight pars for a share of 19th place.

Doyle O'Brien shot an 85 to complete the team score of 331. The freshman had eight pars and a birdie on the day and is tied for 24th place. Natalie Matuszak was the fifth competing golfer for the Belles and carded an 88. The junior had a birdie with five pars and is currently in a tie for 27th place.

By virtue of being in third place at the midway point of the tournament, the Belles will play the tomorrow's round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships with current first and second place teams Methodist and Gustavus Adolphus.  The three teams will tee off on the El Campeon Golf Course at the Mission Inn Resort beginning at 1:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Team Leader Board
Course:Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort: Championship Tees     Par 73 - 5884 yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2
1
2 Methodist University
+53 F   +27 318 319 637
2
10 Gustavus Adolphus
+71 F   +41 322 333 655
3
8 St. Mary's Coll. -IN
+72 F   +39 325 331 656
T4
1 DePauw University
+81 F   +43 330 335 665
T4
11 Illinois Wesleyan
+81 F   +41 332 333 665
6
13 Allegheny
+85 F   +39 338 331 669
7
5 Williams College
+87 F   +48 331 340 671
8
9 Centre College
+88 F   +40 340 332 672
9
12 Olivet College
+92 F   +39 345 331 676
10
4 George Fox University
+96 F   +33 355 325 680
T11
3 Wisconsin-Eau Claire
+103 F   +49 346 341 687
T11
6 Washington U.-St. Louis
+103 F   +51 344 343 687
13
26 Wartburg College
+108 F   +45 355 337 692
14
37 Baldwin-Wallace Coll
+114 F   +48 358 340 698
15
14 Texas @ Tyler
+120 F   +56 356 348 704
16
16 Mary Hardin-Baylor
+122 F   +58 356 350 706
17
34 Hanover College
+141 F   +63 370 355 725
18
  North Central College
+145 F   +66 371 358 729
19
42 Carroll University WI
+163 F   +89 366 381 747